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Chancellor banged the drum for business on another pre-election

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visit to Derbyshire. Talking to the business owner here, he tells me

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that the government economic policies are helping his business

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and helping him employ people. We are with Leon Haslam in hospital

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as he recovers from his crash at the weekend.

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And could the success of musicians like Jake Aga be a sign of a rapidly

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growing music industry in First tonight - a murder trial opens

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with grisly claims that a former boxer was murdered and cut up by his

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own carer. Shaun Cummins' body was dismembered

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and put in the freezer at his home. Our reporter Luke Hanrahan was at

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Leicester Crown Court for the start of Thomas Dunkley's murder trial.

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In his heyday in the 1990s, Shaun Cummins was at the top of his game,

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WBA light middleweight champion in 1994. He retired from the

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competitive ring the following year but in 2004 he was involved in a

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motorcycle accident. He was left paralysed from the chest down and

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virtually bed-ridden. After that, he needed care at home. And it was that

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home that became a crime scene last year. The former boxer was last seen

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alive by community nurses on September first. 11 days later they

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still hadn't heard from him. That triggered a search. Police

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discovered Shaun Cummins' body had been cut up into ten pieces and put

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into freezers. �25,000 had been taken from his bank accounts and the

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trust fund set up to pay for his care. In the early morning, on the

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northbound carriageway of the M1 near Wakefield, Sean Cummins's

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informal carer Thomas Dunkley was arrested. The prosecution QC said in

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court today that having killed Shaun Cummins, he left the body where it

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was for a few days before it again to decompose. Dunkley embarked on a

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plan to try and cover up what he had done in a callous and deliberate

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way. The court heard that, using the ex-boxer's money, he went out and

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bought a chainsaw, gloves, overalls, mask and goggles. It was claimed he

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also used a bin incinerator to burn evidence. Thomas Dunkley denies

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murder. But he had admitted admits preventing the lawful burial of a

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body and four counts of fraud. The trial continues.

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The Chancellor paid another visit to the region today ahead of the local

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elections on Thursday - and denied the Conservatives are running scared

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of UKIP. George Osborne also defended the

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coalition's record on the amount of regional growth fund aid handed out

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here - the lowest in the country. Mike O'Sullivan reports.

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From 4x4 to Formula one. The Chancellor, arriving at a

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manufacturing form in tray card that supplies Carbon fibre parts for F1

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cars. UKIP are fielding many candidates in the elections. Are you

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running scared of them? When local people focus on the choice on

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Thursday, they will say that actually it is the conservatives

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that have frozen the council tax, invested in apprenticeships which

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you see here. The Chancellor was keen to promote the coalition's

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track record on jobs and growth, but the East Midlands hasn't done well

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when it comes to the government's regional growth fund. The West

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Midlands has done best, with �427 million, that our region is bottom

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of the pile. �117 million awarded. This company is doing well. It is

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hoping to expand to a new factory with the help of some of the

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regional growth fund money that has come our way. We need to get these

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politicians up to Derby, up to the region, so they can see things for

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real. And then we have got to be brave enough to ask for money.

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George Osborne defended the government's record on spending in

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the East Midlands. The coalition has invested hugely in the region in

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many factoring, apprenticeships, in small and large businesses like

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Rolls-Royce in Derby, we are absolutely committed to the future

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of what the East Midlands is good at, high-tech manufacturing.

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applicants have applied for around 40 jobs in this factory, a sign that

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some parts of the economy motoring ahead.

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Coming up - a look back at a stunning weekend of football. For

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Forest - it goes down to the wire. Our cameras were in the dressing

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room as Billy Davies praised the Reds' performance against Milwall.

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Also, I will be finding out why top designers are making our region

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their home. spectacular crash during a practice

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race in Holland at the weekend. The Derbyshire rider had pioneering

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surgery to repair two breaks in his leg. But he told our reporter Sarah

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Teale he hopes to be back racing within just a few weeks.

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Reliving the horror crash which landed him in hospital. Leon Haslam

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came off his bike during a practice lap in Holland on Saturday.

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should have been an easy walk away crash, it ended up being a disaster.

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He was flown by air ambulance to Nottingham. Trauma surgeons operated

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on his double leg fracture last night. The last few days have

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definitely been hard work. I have been airlifted back from Holland,

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the trauma of the crash, but so far so good, back on the mend now.

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surgeons used a row to be new technique, screwing a long nail

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inside his bone from need to ankle. He has got a clean break through his

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tibia, but it is quite close to the joint, which makes surgery for this

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fracture difficult. He wants to get out as soon as possible, just like

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anyone, but a nail is so much stronger than a plate and the

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incisions are so much smaller, you can get back to his normal function

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of not quicker. Leon will be back on his feet again straightaway but

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should be back on his bike within three to four weeks. In fact he is

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hoping to recover in time for his homecoming race at Donington at the

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end of May. It is less than four weeks from now, a bit of a tall

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order but a lot of physio treatment to get back on the bike. If all goes

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well he hopes to be discharged from hospital tomorrow.

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A man has been jailed for life for killing his friend in the grounds of

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a library in Derbyshire. Michael Wayne Carroll denied the

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manslaughter of Alexander Blick, from Matlock Bath, but was found

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guilty following a seven-day trial at Nottingham Crown Court. Mr

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Blick's body was found by a local resident in the grounds of Matlock

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library in October 2011. He'd suffered a severe head injury.

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�129 million will be spent on improving school buildings in

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Leicester. The money is part of the plans to rebuild every secondary

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school in the city by 2015. Funding for the redevelopment now stands at

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�350 million and was approved by the government. Babbington College is

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one of the schools to benefit. It's getting a new building in Beaumont

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Leys. Next tonight, a council's been told

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it failed to safeguard the welfare of two young sisters in its care

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over a four year period. An investigation by the local

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government ombudsman found the children suffered significant

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neglect. Nottingham City Council's been asked to review its policies.

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Jo Healey has more. The council allowed the girls to

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live with their mother but she had severe learning difficulties. The

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report told how the eldest girl wore the same close to nursery every day

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and smelt of urine. The youngest suffered pressure sores on her feet

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from being left in her cot. Girls grandmother wanted to look after

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them and complained to the ombudsman about the council. The ombudsman

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found Nottingham City Council failed to safeguard the children. They

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suffered significant neglect and physical injuries, and the council

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needed to review its policies for handling complex neglect cases.

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recognise that councils across the country conduct very difficult cases

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in difficult circumstances and I appreciate that it is important for

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children to stay with their mother as long as possible but also it is

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important that councils recognise the needs of the torture and come

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first. Earlier I spoke to the man in charge of children's services.

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apologised to the girls and they grandmother but said they tried to

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keep girls with their mothers. need to see what support can be put

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in. The children did suffer in this case, that is true, and at the end

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we had to take the action we did and eventually they were placed with

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their grandparents. They are with them now. So you accept they were

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failings? They were, and we have improved significantly since 2005.

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He confirmed they will be paying the recommended compensation of �5,000

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to each child and �1000 to the grandmother. She now finally looks

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after the girls and they are thriving.

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It's emerged this afternoon that the owner of one of the Peak District's

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leading hotel's has started the process of putting the business into

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liquidation. Last week, we reported that a couple's �5,000 wedding faced

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ruin because the Izaak Walton Hotel at Dovedale remained closed. Now a

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businessman's confirmed the hotel owes him nearly �10,000. James

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the famous Izaak Walton Hotel would normally be open. But so far this

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year, it has remained closed. Jeff told us he had paid �5,000 up front

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to get married there this weekend and had to change the venue at the

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last minute. The Izaak Walton Hotel is a far cry from last year when its

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owner was telling the local paper that he was also going to reopen the

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Green man hotel in Ashbourne. were told he was 99% certain the

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keys would be in his hand within a matter of days and next week he

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expect everybody that wasn't the case, the sale had fallen through at

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the 11th hour and it was pretty much it, we didn't get much more

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communication from him. businessman says he is owed nearly

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�10,000 will stop in 2011 Thomas stated on the tenancy of a third

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hotel. But the Melbourne hotel's owner says he failed to pay his

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rent. His promises were never forthcoming, and eventually we had

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to take him to court and secure judgement on him for a date which is

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around the figure of �10,000. It is now secured as a charge on the Izaak

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Walton Hotel. I went to a residential address in the team

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shirt, but there was no answer. I went to the Izaak Walton Hotel, get

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no answer. This afternoon, and Nottingham -based insolvency

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practitioner confirmed his firm has been called in to advise on

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liquidating the business. A meeting for shareholders and creditors has

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been provisionally set up for next month. On a note, Jeff and his bride

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did get married this weekend. -- on a good note.

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Now, as we've seen recently, the location of the East Midlands makes

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us an attractive location for distribution companies. But now it

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seems our region is also attracting another rather more stylish group.

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The heritage of the textile industry is encouraging fashion brands to

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base themselves here. The latest has just opened in Leicestershire. Kylie

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Pentelow found out. From intricate lace to expensive knitwear. The East

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Midlands is known around the world for its textiles and clothing. And

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it is that amazing heritage that is now attracting fashion companies

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back to the East Midlands. Like this one, part of the Morrisons

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supermarket group. They decided to put children's wear in their stores

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and chose to share as their base. you go back to the industrial

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revolution, and more recently clothing manufacturing, it plays a

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large part in this area, but more recently there are some major

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successful retailers in this area. So there is a pool of talent and

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expertise that exists in this area. Table ready created 50 jobs here

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with more to come. I have a vacancy at the moment assembly, I am looking

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to recruit locally from college. Just up the road there is a pool of

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talent. Here at Montfort University they are aware of how important

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region is to the University. It is definitely because of the magnet --

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track record, we have some important companies here, they attract

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manufacturing and design houses to the East Midlands. It really is the

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heart of the country as well, it is easily accessible from all parts of

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the country and also from overseas, I think it is really important we

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keep that manufacturing and design base here. The students here are now

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completing their final pieces for the catwalk and it is hoped with

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more companies turning the area into their home, it will give the East

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Midlands at the cutting-edge of fashion. -- keep the East Midlands.

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Sport now - and - for some of our football teams, the season's going

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right to the wire. It's all set for a Nottingham Forest versus Leicester

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decider on Saturday lunchtime. If results elsewhere go their way then

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Forest or City will make the play offs. We begin our sport tonight

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with exclusive access at Nottingham Forest, including Billy Davies's

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dressing room rallying call. Natalie Jackson travelled with Forest to

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Millwall. Down to business in the business

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district. This is the most important game. We have got to make sure we

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silenced the crowd and make sure we are in the good position. This is

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crunch position, I guess. All we can do is do what we can, I am a great

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believer in fate. A dream start really steadied nerves. It has taken

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Forest only seven minutes to break through against Millwall! They were

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back in the promotion picture. There was a tense finish, and if you heart

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in mouth is. But how the's early winner was all that was needed to

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take it to a nail-biting, dramatic showdown next weekend at home

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against East Midlands rivals Leicester. You showed tremendous

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spirit, your application was excellent, your energy was

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excellent, your workrate was superb, and as a collective group, you have

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got to be proud of that, it is a massive three points. It takes us

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right into this last game. Now we are going into the last game,

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everything to play for. I have got to say, you have been top-class,

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absolutely top-class, well done. And if you want to see more of that,

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go to the BBC iPlayer and you'll find it on last night's Late Kick

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Off programme. They had two positives in the

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championship team of the year, they have an awards night tonight but

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don't want the campaign to end just yet. They know nothing short of

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victory will do next week. Here at Leicester they are still

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clinging onto their dreams of making the play-offs. The defeat to Watford

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was a big blow, they found themselves two to zero down in the

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first half. Both goals came in quick succession just before the break.

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The second of which was pure class, and unstoppable thunderbolt of a

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strike. To concede two goals before half-time really did psychologically

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he does the six. But they did not go down without a fight, they pulled a

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goal back in the second half. were left praying for an equaliser

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was not to be. We have got to hope for a miracle, but football is weird

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sometimes. All we can do now is try and go to Nottingham Forest and get

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a win. If nothing else, for the fans and for professional pride. It truly

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has been a roller-coaster season. The question is, will it end on a

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high? At Derby County they've started

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talks with midfielder Ben Davies about a new contract. His current

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deal expires in the summer. But loanee Craig Forsyth is back at his

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parent club Watford. They've recalled him for a possible play-off

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campaign. Nothing like that sort of end of season excitement for the

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Rams. They were disappointed with defeat at Blackpool - going behind

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in the 18th minute. Ben Davies has been disappointed with finding

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himself on the bench quite a bit this season - and made his point in

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the best way midway through the second half. But in injury time,

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just when the point seemed safe, Blackpool grabbed a goal - and

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secured their place in the Championship too.

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As expected Alan Judge is leaving Notts County. The midfielder can go

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for free after three years with the Magpies. He signed off by playing 90

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minutes in the home draw with Coventry. Notts went in front

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through Tyrell Waite, but Coventry pulled level early in the second

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half. The response from the the Magpies was swift - Krystian Pearce

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restoring the lead, only to see the visitors get a late equaliser.

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Mansfield Town will use Conference glory to push on in the Football

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League - according to their Chairman John Radford. Yesterday, hundreds of

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fans gathered outside the Stags stadium as the team kicked off an

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open-top bus tour to celebrate their promotion to League Two. Fans were

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there to cheer the team - and the club say the support's been amazing.

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A big thank you to the fans who have supported us while we have been out

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of league football. They have done a fantastic job getting is into the

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league, hopefully brings Mansfield town out of the doldrums a bit.

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Also celebrating, the Leicester Riders basketball team. They

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finished their season by winning the Play Off Final at Wembley -

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completing a remarkable treble of trophies. Even this early in the

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game against their big rivals Newcastle, they were totally in

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charge. Leicester never let go. They defended fiercely and scoring just

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when they needed to. The final moments, an explosion of joy capping

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the most wonderful season they have ever had. It is the third time this

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year IM struggling for words, it is a long time coming, it is well

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deserved for this team. All clubs need to build on success, they want

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to build a new arena and grow their band of fans, all of that is for

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tomorrow. Right now, they are still celebrating.

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I hope they're winding the celebrations down a little because

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tomorrow evening we'll have all the Riders' trophies - and their coach -

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right here in the studio. Finally from me, some cricket.

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Meanwhile Derbyshire have had an In recent years, Nottingham

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musicians like Jake Bugg and the band 'Dog is Dead' have shot to

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fame, winning both critical and commercial success. Now music

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experts say they've noticed the city is attracting national attention as

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a place to produce world talent. Our arts reporter Geeta Pendse has been

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exploring Nottingham's rapidly changing music scene.

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He has put Nottingham on the map with his lyrics and talent, but as

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Jake Bugg also a product of a city gaining momentum as a music

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producer. There are five band signed up to the record label set up three

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years ago in the city. The head of label also runs his recording studio

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and says it has never been busier. We now have acts coming from around

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the country to make records here. Nottingham certainly, as a studio

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owner, I have never known things to be so busy as they are. Nottingham

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already has a number of established record labels who have achieved

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success in their field, but what seems to be different is the sheer

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bullying of artists making music in the city and what some experts say

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is that local success is that local successes also feeding into career

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aspirations. Nottingham is one of those places which is or has been a

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hot pot of people doing what they want because they love it. I suppose

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that attention proved of people doing what they want because they

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love it. I suppose that attention proved to be bothered if support

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seems key from local promoters. have been champions of new music.

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have people sending in music, claiming to be from Nottingham, even

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though they happen to be from Camden. So there is a feeling that

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Nottingham is a real distinct music credibility? Absolutely, it is

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definitely one of the places in the UK to be making music in an hailed

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as a success. The music now appears to have a music kudos. -- the city

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now appears to have a music kudos. Fashion, music, you name it, we do

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it better than anyone else! Time for over the next few days, starting

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tonight try and bright. Taking a look at the East Midlands, it is

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largely clear. In the main, it will be a largely clear night, that means

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that temperatures are going to drop as well. Down to about four Celsius,

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that is your low overnight. We are talking cooler than that in all

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sports. Tomorrow, it starts bright enough, when we see the cloud

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sticking up, we might see the odd bit of rain. In the main, largely

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bright day, largely dry day as well. The winds are dropping off as well.

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As far as the radar goes, high pressure still very much the

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dominant force as we go from Tuesday into Wednesday. Wednesday, a bit of

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a sparkling day at times, Lindsay of sunshine. -- plenty of sunshine. The

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temperatures will start to recover, dry and bright, into Thursday or

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Friday. We will still see Singin unites to that point. Reflected in

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the temperatures, it looks like it will be bright and sunny for the

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next couple of days and some cloud creeping in but the temperatures

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And finally, Nottingham's resident pair of peregrine falcons have

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welcomed two brand new members into the family. The birds are nesting at

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the top of Nottingham Trent University's Newton building in the

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city centre. Staff from the environmental projects at the

:25:53.:25:56.

university were fearing the worst due to the long, harsh winter. But

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